Sunday, December 30, 2012

Day 61 - Trying to be Patient

Firstly Merry Christmas everyone. I have been a bit quiet on the blogging front as nothing has been happening for the last two weeks.

We were promised bricks on 14th December. It did not happen. When I chased on 18th December I was told that they were still in the kiln and Boral was supposed to deliver before Friday 21st December - it didn't happen. Now we have been told that Boral re-open after their Christmas shutdown on 7th January. We might get a delivery of bricks then, who knows I am really not holding my breath.

The water has not been connected to the block. On 17th December thr plumbers came and installed the tap, but no water meter. No water means no brickies. The plumbers were not interested in returning before Christmas, so when they return after their shutdown is anyone's guess.

With nothing happening on the block and having just paid my second progress claim - which is a total of 43% of the total contract, it has made me realise that we are quite far behind. Tomorrow we have been in construction for 2 months and all we are up to is frames. I have gone back and looked at my dates and in the 61 days that we have been in construction there have only been 14 days where anyone has been working on our block.

As I said, I am trying to be patient. I am positive that we will have a beautiful house at the end of it, but it just frustrating in the moment when the house sits day after day with nothing happening.


  1. Hi Jen, we also are running out of patience. I have already spoken to you through email about the electrical appointment etc, We signed our tender the same week as you and don't have our construction certificate yet :( We better be started in January when they return !

  2. Hang in there guys! These delays will all be a distant memory once you're in.